March 18th, 2010
09:28 AM ET
10 years ago

Lamont, Foley ahead in new poll

Ned Lamont holds a 10-point lead over his nearest Democratic gubernatorial rival, according to a new poll.

Ned Lamont holds a 10-point lead over his nearest Democratic gubernatorial rival, according to a new poll.

(CNN) - Tom Foley, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, has a big lead over his Republican gubernatorial rivals in Connecticut, according to a new poll released Thursday.

The Quinnipiac University survey suggests Foley has 30 percent of the vote while none of his competitors get more than four percent of the vote. Fifty percent of Republicans are undecided.

Meanwhile, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont holds a 28 to 18 point lead over his nearest competitor, Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy. Forty-four percent of Democrats said they were undecided.

Lamont won the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator in 2006 but lost in the general election to Joe Lieberman. Lieberman ran as an independent candidate after losing the Democratic primary.

Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Ned Lamont • Tom Foley
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. bmw

    I was hoping Lamont would challenge Lieberman for the Senate seat again. He would have a much better chance of beating him this time around.

    March 18, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  2. T'SAH from Virginia

    Who cares!!! Every day we have to hear about the RepubliCAN'T's battle to NOWHERE – they will los against any democrat that is running against them.............Case and POINT!

    March 18, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  3. Tony

    All of this effort by the two parties and Joe Lieberman is still going to win anyway.

    March 18, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  4. lolo

    Connecticut please vote Lieberman out. This man is a joke of a politician. He swings whichever way the wind blows for him to get ahead. He does not care about your state. He will jump the fence as soon as you say how high.

    March 18, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  5. Doraine Gordon

    I hope Lamont pulls this off this time and wins. He should have been elected last time instead of Joe Leiberman. I bet the people in Cn wish they had sent lamont to the Senate instead of Joe. Leiberman has proven to be a turncoat and we don't need people like him in government. He is an OLD man and it is time for himto run along home!

    March 18, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |